Connor Ingram

Tampa Bay Lightning
Christian Bonin

Fantasy Summary

Semi-technical goaltender with terrific angles and movement, his speed may limit him but incorporating goalie voodoo to our formula, Ingram could become a serviceable NHL 1B.


Attributes
Fantasy Upside 7.0
NHL Certainty 5.0
Country CAN
Position G
Roster Type Minors
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth March 31, 1997
Height 6‘1”
Weight 205 lbs
Drafted 2016 Round 3; Overall: 88

Observations

March 2018 – Ingram’s season thus far has been filled with turbulence, though, in a good way for the most part. The rookie AHL netminder has been part of a rotating tandem since day one, first splitting time with Michael Leighton, then backing up Louis Domingue, and now back to sharing the crease with yet another veteran, Eddie Pasquale. With Peter Budaj finally getting healthy, the Crunch, and more so, the Lightning could find themselves in a bit of a predicament with the amount of healthy goaltenders, but Ingram should be safe in Syracuse. As a rookie, he’s had a relatively consistent season and is showing positive progress. He’s the first person to admit that he’s nowhere near NHL ready, but he remains the top goaltending prospect for the Lightning going forward. Brayden Olafson.

December 2017 – The rookie Crunch netminder earned his first pro shutout in a 6-0 thwomping of the Belleville Senators on December 9th. The ex-Kamloops Blazer was suiting up for Team Canada at the World Junior Championshops a year ago, and is now playing in a time share with Louis Domingue. In a short term goalie shuffle, the rookie was demoted to the ECHL’s Adirondack Thunder and made three excellent starts to regain some confidence. Aside from the Senators shutout, Ingram’s numbers throughout the season have been sub-par. That being said, the Crunch haven’t been a defensively sound team in front of him or his fellow netminders. Ingram has failed to steal as many games for the Crunch as they might have hoped, but as a rookie AHL netminder, his development timeline has only just begun. Brayden Olafson

September 2017 – When Ingram joined the Syracuse Crunch for his amateur try-out last spring, he was anticipating sharing the crease with Mike McKenna – the Crunch have since parted ways with McKenna and brought in Michael Leighton who played most of his last season with the Charlotte Checkers. Ingram didn’t get any reps for the Lightning this preseason, aside from opening a few doors on the bench while Vasilevskiy faced 20 shots from the Predators. Ingram will likely receive sheltered starts with the Crunch, but for the time being he is the backup goalie of the future for the Lightning. Leighton will be there to guide him, and the Crunch will expect to be competitive so Ingram’s amount of starts will largely depend on his early-season performance. Brayden Olafson

April 2017 – Ingram’s Kamloops Blazers were eliminated from the WHL playoffs this week by the Kelowna Rockets despite a grand effort from the prospect net-minder. Prior to the beginning of WHL playoffs, Ingram had been named a WHL Western Conference second-team all-star for the second year in a row. Rather than returning to Saskatchewan, Ingram will now join the Lightning’s AHL affiliate, Syracuse Crunch on an amateur tryout to round out the season. There he will get acquainted with veteran AHLer Mike McKenna, who Yzerman plans will share the crease with the youngster into next year. Brayden Olafson

January 2017 – After consistent performances over the past two and a half seasons in the WHL, Connor Ingram had an uncharacteristic tough run at the 2017 World Junior Championship for Team Canada. Both of Canada’s goaltenders looked shaky from the start of the tournament, but it was Ingram who earned the starters job midway through. Ingram played good enough to win but let in many goals that he would have wanted back – many attributed to poor rebound control. While his overall numbers weren’t bad (2.57 GAA & 0.833 SVS%), the game that will stick out in most people’s minds is the semi-finals against Sweden when he allowed two goals on three shots. Ingram has been good in the playoffs in the past for Kamloops but appeared to lose confidence as the tournament progressed. Ingram is good at a lot of things, but doesn’t necessarily excel in one area. He’s strong down low with great lateral movement but he’ll need to work on his overall conditioning. In the WHL, Ingram finds ways to win. The Tampa Bay brass will keep a close eye on his response returning from the World Juniors as he gears up for a big playoff run with a good Kamloops Blazers team. The verdict is still out on Ingram, but as it stands, I see his ceiling as a backup goaltender in the NHL. Kathryn Jean

June 2016 – The Tampa Bay Lightning took Ingram in the third round in 2016 and they received a rather small and slim goaltender. He can move well in the crease and find the shooting lanes well to get to the puck as fast as possible. His long legs can cover the posts from the splits. Comfortable pick at 88. Put up great numbers for a rather poor defensive team in Kamloops. Max Marko


Stats

 Season Team League GP GAA SVS%      Playoffs GP GAA SVS%
 2011-2012 Sask Valley Vipers Bantam AA SBAAHL 14 2.85 - | Playoffs 6 3.02 -
 2012-2013 Humboldt Broncos Midget AA CFHL 12 2.98 - | Playoffs 8 2.25 -
 2013-2014 Prince Albert Mintos SMHL 23 1.98 .928 | Playoffs 7 2.58 .911
  Flin Flon Bombers SJHL 2 2.65 .932 |        
  Prince Albert Mintos TCQ-W 3 2.33 .932 |        
  Prince Albert Mintos Telus Cup 4 1.66 .950 |        
 2014-2015 Kamloops Blazers WHL 52 2.96 .904 |        
 2015-2016 Kamloops Blazers WHL 61 2.61 .922 | Playoffs 7 2.12 .938
 2016-2017 Kamloops Blazers WHL 45 2.44 .927 | Playoffs 6 2.18 .946
  Syracuse Crunch AHL 0 - - |        
  WHL All-Stars Jr Super Series 1 2.95 .857 |        
  Canada U20 WJC-20 4 2.57 .833 |        
 2017-2018 Syracuse Crunch AHL 35 2.33 .914 | Playoffs 4 3.07 .904
  Adirondack Thunder ECHL 3 1.30 .960 |        
 2018-2019 Syracuse Crunch AHL - - - |        

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